Friday, March 02, 2012

Fever (YA)

Fever. (Chemical Garden Series #2). Lauren DeStefano. 2012. Simon & Schuster. 352 pages.

We run, with water in our shoes and the smell of the ocean clinging to our frozen skin. 

Fever is the sequel to Wither. I definitely enjoyed it. I'm not sure if I liked it--or loved it--more than the first in the series. But I definitely found it compelling! I do think you'd need to read the series in order. I wouldn't recommend Fever to those who haven't read Wither. I think each book will, most likely, continue to get better and better. (Unless something weird happens like in Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn. Oh, how I wish I would have known to stop with Eclipse.)

 I enjoyed seeing what happened next to Rhine and Gabriel....after their escape. Fever is very exciting, very compelling, very different from the first book, at least I thought so. This isn't a sequel that really copies the first book. We actually get to see more of this world, this society. We meet a handful of characters. Some we learn about in greater depth, some just brief sketches. But even brief sketches can help readers see the big picture. And it isn't exactly pretty and full of hope.

I definitely am enjoying DeStefano's writing, her characters, her pacing, her world-building.

Read Fever
  • If you're a fan of Wither, if you have to know what happens next
  • If you're a fan of dystopias, of science fiction, with a medical twist

© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comment:

Kailana said...

I will have to read Wither at some point.